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The Wright Brothers

On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, named Wilbur and Orville Wright, were successful in flying an airplane they built. Their powered aircraft flew for 12 seconds above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”

– Wilbur Wright

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Kitty Hawk

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A Trip to the Beach

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Orville and Wilbur Wright

“We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity.”

Beaches

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Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in Dare County, the Town of Kitty Hawk offers year-round residents and visitors alike many spots for Kitty Hawk beach access, and a unique and relaxing vacation environment with plenty of things to do. The origin of Kitty Hawk’s name is still a matter of local debate.